Renting a Car in St. Martin

Car rentals are a good option for touring both nations while visiting the island

 

It seems like second nature for most travelers these days: when you book your flight and hotel, you book a rental car as well. While this is not always necessary, those visiting St. Martin may find merit in having the ability to drive back and forth between the French and Dutch sides of the island with ease.

Renting a Car

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Rental agencies will usually deliver cars directly to your hotel, so you may need to take a taxi from the airport. There are many agencies at your disposal, however, and you can find rental car stations near the airport.

Requirements and restrictions can vary. St. Martin does honor international driver's licenses for those who wish to rent cars, but if you are concerned about minimum and maximum age restrictions, insurance requirements and the like, consider contacting each firm directly, before making a final decision.

Check the following chart for more information.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Alamo Car Rental (059) 029-2732 Blue Bay Mont Vernon - Mont Vemon
Auto K Sport (059) 049-9595 Jardin D'Agrement - Marigot
Automax Car Rental (069) 035-4075 Orient Bay
Avis Marigot (059) 087-5060 Z.A.C. de Bellevue - Marigot
Budget Rent A Car (059) 087-3822 Cul de Sac - French Cul de Sac
Concordia Car Rental (059) 087-1424 Marigot
Continental Car Rental (059) 087-7764 Cripple Gate - Downtown Marigot
Discount Car Rental (059) 052-8507 Sandy Ground
Economy Car Rental (059) 087-5083 191 Rue de Hollande - Marigot
F.W.I. Baie Nettle (059) 087-7833 Sandy Ground
Garage De Concordia (059) 087-5581 Les Villages de St. Martin - Marigot
Golfe Car Rental (059) 051-9481 Golfe Hotel - Downtown Marigot
H Et B Car Rental (059) 087-9156 Rambaud
Hertz Isabeli (059) 029-4885 Isabeli - Anse Marcel
Hertz L'Esperance (059) 077-7777 L'Esperance Airport - Grand-Case
Hertz Marigot (059) 087-7301 Galisbay - Marigot
Hibiscus Car Rental (059) 087-7453 La Colline Baie Nettle - Sandy Ground
Kangourou (059) 087-7313 Marigot
Loc Victoria (059) 087-0830 Sandy Ground
Locacar (059) 077-1712 Centre Commercial Baie Nettle - Sandy Ground
M And R Car Rental (059) 087-2958 Sandy Ground
National Car Rental (059) 029-2732 Mont Vernon - Mont Vemon
Next Level Car Rental (721) 522-8748 17 Rue Frederick Arrondell - Marigot
Sunset Car Rental (059) 087-3543 Cul de Sac - Cul De Sac
Thrifty SFG (059) 029-2424 L'Esperance Airport - Grand-Case
Triple A Car Rental (059) 087-3717 Quartier d'Orleans - French Cul de Sac
Triple A Car Rental (059) 027-0580 Rue de l'Esperance - Grand-Case
Turbo Car Rental (059) 087-1874 Galisbay - Sandy Ground
Unity Car Rental (059) 087-3497 Belle Plaine Orleans - Marigot
Vacation Car Rental (059) 029-0336 Colombier

The Cost of Renting a Car

Rental rates are affordable, with prices ranging from $30 to $50(USD) a day with unlimited mileage and free drop-off service. Renters will incur extra fees with the price of gasoline, child seats, extra driver permits, and the highly recommended collision damage insurance, which will generally run from $9 to $14(USD) a day. Credit card holders should also learn about rental vehicle insurance that may be held on their cards.

Driving Around Saint Martin

Driving is done on the right hand side of the road in St. Martin. Roads are well maintained and in good condition for the Caribbean, but drivers should beware of poorly lit streets, herds of animals, and concealed or missing street signs. Drivers should always drive defensively while in another country.

Seat belts are required to be worn by all ages and at all times. Children under 12 must ride in the back seat, and children under 4 should be in a car seat or booster. Some rental car agencies even offer safety seats for rent.

View the chart just below which lays out various refueling locations in this general area.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location
Best Buy Gas (059) 087-7037 Quartier d'Orleans - 2.0 mi. (3.3 km) South West of Orient Bay
Blue Point Gas (590) 590 21-5179 Galisbay - Downtown Marigot
Cadisco -- 2.8 mi. (4.4 km) North of Oyster Pond
Gas Station -- Rue de la Hollande - Downtown Marigot
Injection Marine (059) 087-7076 Anse Marcel
Saint Martin Hydrocarbure (059) 087-5767 La Savane - Downtown Marigot
Statation Service Baie Nettle (059) 087-8371 Sandy Ground
Texaco-Starmart (059) 029-0033 Rue de Hollande - Downtown Marigot
Trio (059) 087-2805 La Savane - Downtown Marigot

There are plenty of options for renting a car in St. Martin, and the absence of a custom or border patrol station means that a short drive is the only thing that separates the French and the Dutch sides of the island.

 

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